Cakes

Lemon Blueberry Sunshine Cake

On this overcast August day, I can’t help but feel a bit gloomy. Summer is coming to an end and cold weather is just around the corner. But today’s recipe is the slice of sunshine we all need. Whether you want to bake it on a rainy day to brighten things up or double the…… Continue reading Lemon Blueberry Sunshine Cake

Muffins

Better-Than-Bakery Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Summer is the best, isn’t it? Everything seems conquerable in the summertime. With the weather on your side, the flowers seeming to cheer you on like brightly colored flags, and the air smelling sweet and fresh, you can do anything. At least that’s how I feel. On that note, I’m happy to report that in…… Continue reading Better-Than-Bakery Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Cakes

Victoria Sponge Cake

You guys, do you know for sure if you have to be British to be a contestant on The Great British Baking Show? The internet says yes, you do, but I’m still crossing my fingers for a loophole. I love GBBS with a passion only a baking-obsessed individual can possess. A perfect evening for me consists…… Continue reading Victoria Sponge Cake

Pies

Lovely Lemon Tartlets

Going for a walk in the sunshine today, I couldn’t help but pause to admire all of the wildflowers edging the path. From beach roses to snapdragons, each fragrant bloom captured the essence of easy late July days. These tartlets are like summer wildflowers… bold, sweet, and simple, they’re summer in a dessert. The tart…… Continue reading Lovely Lemon Tartlets

Bars

Cookie Dough Brownies

Something that I’ve found to be a no-fail crowd pleaser is cookie dough – whether it’s eaten raw from the bowl or smushed between some pretzels, cookie dough never disappoints. I’ve found the same thing to be true about brownies – I’ve yet to meet someone who’ll turn down a warm brownie. So, I thought,…… Continue reading Cookie Dough Brownies

Cupcakes

Pistachio Raspberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

You know those days when you’re feeling really creative? Maybe you’re inspired to draw or paint or take photographs – whatever your artistic talent may be. For me, that’s baking. And today’s uniquely flavored treat came from a stroke of *brilliant* (if I do say so myself) cupcake creativity. I had some leftover plain vanilla…… Continue reading Pistachio Raspberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Bars

Oatmeal Date Squares

I have to be honest with you guys. Before I made this recipe, I had never eaten a date. Is that weird? Or is that normal? Do you guys like dates and have them all the time, or was it just me who had been deprived of dates my entire childhood? Either way, now that…… Continue reading Oatmeal Date Squares

Cupcakes

Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Buckle up, you guys. I have something today that’s guaranteed to make your Monday a little less Monday-ish. Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes. That’s right. These babies are dense, moist, and oh-so chocolatey, and are sandwiched with a layer of peanut butter at the base of the cupcake, and another layer of peanut butter frosting magic…… Continue reading Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Cakes

Berry Almond Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream

It’s installment number two from Mother’s Day brunch! If you missed number one, it was Carrot Cake Petit Fours… to die for carrot-y deliciousness. Today’s recipe is a perfect compliment. With sweet berries, dense and moist almond cake, and the light, slightly surprising flavor of coconut whipped cream, this Berry Almond Cake with Coconut Whipped…… Continue reading Berry Almond Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream

Bars · Cakes

Carrot Cake Petit Fours

Happy Monday, everyone! I have a super cute recipe to share with you today, packed with enough sweetness to get you through what is undoubtedly the hardest day of the week… especially after such a beautiful weekend. Carrot Cake Petit Fours! The sun’s been shining nonstop in CT, and Mother’s Day last weekend was an…… Continue reading Carrot Cake Petit Fours